Family Quotes

Erma bombeck - i come from a family where gravy is considered a...
The family is changing not disappearing. We have to broaden our understanding of it, look for the new metaphors.
Mary Catherine Bateson

Pamela ribon, why girls are weird, 2003 - having a holiday weekend without a family member...
Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family. Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.
Jane Howard, "Families".
In every dispute between parent and child, both cannot be right, but they may be, and usually are, both wrong. It is this situation which gives family life its peculiar hysterical charm.
Isaac Rosenfeld
The great danger for family life, in the midst of any society whose idols are pleasure, comfort and independence, lies in the fact that people close their hearts and become selfish.
Pope John Paul II

Other things may change us, but we start and end with the family.
Anthony Brandt
Love is this divine ingredient. It alone describes what can be our perfect relationship to our Heavenly Father and our family and neighbors, and the means by which we accomplish His work.
David B. Haight
Friedrich wilhelm nietzsche - family love is messy, clinging, and of an...
A healthy family is sacred territory.
Unknown
All happy families resemble one another, but each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.
Leo Tolstoy
To live so that you would not be ashamed to sell the family parrot to the town gossip, is to have lived well.
Author Unknown
It is not possible for one to teach others who cannot teach his own family.
Confucius
Feelings of worth can flourish only in an atmosphere where individual differences are appreciated, mistakes are tolerated, communication is open, and rules are flexible - - The kind of atmosphere that is found in a nuturing family.
Virginia Sati
The average trade book has a shelf life of between milk and yogurt, except for books by any member of the Irving Wallace family - They have preservatives.
Calvin Trillin
A family is but too often a commonwealth of malignants.
Alexander Pope
A vacation frequently means that the family goes away for a rest, accompanied by mother, who sees that the others get it.
Marcelene Cox
All humanity is one undivided and indivisible family, and each one of us is responsible for the misdeeds of all the others. I cannot detach myself from the wickedest soul.
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi
It used to take courage - - Indeed, it was the act of courage par excellence - - To leave the comforts of home and family and go out into the world seeking adventure. Today there are fewer places to discover, and the real adventure is to stay at home.
Alvaro de Solva
I am years gone from my family and miles away... but they raid by telephone with jarring suddenness they have the cyclic constancy of a mortgage and they are inevitable and relentless, like the erosion of my remaining youth. Like certain frightening dreams, my family returns.
Jerrold Mundis
Writing is a solitary occupation. Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.
Jessamyn West
The bonds that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each others life. Rarely do members of one family grow up under the same roof.
Richard Bach
The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
Calvin Trillin
Happy the man who, like Ulysses, has made a fine voyage, or has won the Golden Fleece, and then returns, experienced and knowledgeable, to spend the rest of his life among his family.
Joachim du Bellay
The family is a court of justice which never shuts down for night or day.
Malcolm De Chazal
Europe is spreading its wings. In freedom. In prosperity. And in peace. It is a truly proud moment for the European Union. It is a triumph for liberty and democracy. To our new members I say: ? Warmly welcome to our family?. Our new Europe is born.
Anders Fogh Rasmussen, (Prime Minister of Denmark) Family photo after the European Council meeting in Copenhagen, 13 December 20
Smartness runs in my family. When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was in my class for five years.
George Burns
There exists a false aristocracy based on family name, property, and inherited wealth. But there likewise exists a true aristocracy based on intelligence, talent and virtue.
Tom Robbins
To maintain a joyful family requires much from both the parents and the children. Each member of the family has to become, in a special way, the servant of the others.
Pope John Paul II
Happiness is having a large, loving, caring, close - Knit family in another city.
George Burns
The family - That dear octopus from whese tentacles we never quite escape nor, in our inmost hearts, ever quite wish to.
Dodie Smith
I declare before you all that my whole life, whether it be long or short, shall be devoted to your service and the service of our great imperial family to which we all belong.
Elizabeth II
Family means too much, Friends are too valuable, And life is too short, To put - Off sharing with people, How much they really mean to you, And pursuing whatever it is that makes you happy.
Unknown
The family is the country of the heart.
Giuseppe Mazzini
I wonder if the polite thing to do is always the right thing to do. When I met the family from Japan, they all bowed. I pretended like I was going to bow, but then I just kept going and flipped over on my back. I did this five times. I think they got the point.
Jack Handey Deep Thoughts
Only solitary men know the full joys of frienship. Others have their family but to a solitary and an exile, his friends are everything.
Willa Cathe
If it looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, we have at least to consider the possibility that we have a small aquatic bird of the family anatidae on our hands.
Douglas Noel Adams
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.
George Bernard Shaw
Some things you do because you want to. Some things you do because of the needs of others in your family.
Real Live Preacher, Real Live Preacher weblog, 10 - 06 - 05
It is commonly observed that a sudden wealth, like a prize drawn in a lottery or a large bequest to a poor family, does not permanently enrich. They have served no apprenticeship to wealth, and with the rapid wealth come rapid claims which they do not know how to deny, and the treasure is quickly dissipated.
Ralph Waldo Emerson